Sunday, April 11, 2010

Trident Media Group Taps Vook to Publish Deepak Chopra Titles

Vook today announced a strategic publishing relationship with renowned literary agency Trident Media Group. Trident Media Group also announced today plans for its first two vooks, one by best-selling author Deepak Chopra and the other featuring interviews with acclaimed academics from the Chopra Foundation's Symposium: Sages and Scientists: The Merging of a New Future.

A vook is a mixed-media form that blends video, text, images and social streams into a single, integrated experience. Vooks can be streamed to the browser-based Vook Reader or downloaded as a unique mobile application. Trident Media Group and Vook will collaborate with Deepak Chopra to release a vook of his novel, "Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment," as well as a vook featuring world-renowned doctors, philosophers, thinkers and theologians from the Chopra Foundation's Sages and Scientists Symposium discussing groundbreaking ways that science and religion can work together to create a better world. Featured scholars include: Larry Dossey, Hans Peter Duerr, G. Patrick Flanagan, Ervin Laszlo, Rustum Roy, Marilyn Schlitz, Vladimir L. Voeikov, Fred Alan Wolf, Jim Tucker, Juliana Brooks Mortenson, and Marc Newkirk.

"I am delighted to be working with Vook and am grateful that Trident Media brought me this opportunity," said Deepak Chopra. "We are entering a new era of multimedia expression that brings information and knowledge into the human nervous system through a variety of sensory inputs. For the last 25 years, I have written about consciousness and the ramifications of understanding our spirit through the window of science. Today I believe this is possible because of new technologies, and I am thrilled that 'Buddha' will reach what I hope is a critical mass of people as a multimedia adventure story on enlightenment. At the same time, I am very happy to see the great work of 'Sages and Scientists,' which I hope will reach millions of people through this vook."

About Vook Vook is a digital publisher that mixes media including text, video, pictures, social media and links to create new experiences of the books and authors that readers love. Vook's publishing tool, MotherVook, provides publishers with the ability to quickly and cost-effectively produce high quality mixed media e-book titles. Vooks are streamed to the browser-based Vook Reader and are also available on-the-go as a unique mobile application. Vook is based in Alameda, CA with offices in New York. For more information about vooks, visit